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XSERVER problem in Ubuntu, how can I reset it?

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I just got through installing Ubuntu Linux 5.10 x86_64 and everything went smoothly except when it asked me to disable the resolutions I did not want to use for XSERVER, I assumed ENTER would disable them so I highlighted 1920x1440 and hit ENTER. Needless to say now when I try toboot Linux it tries to set the resolution to 1920x1440 instead of the 1280x1024 that I need so it fails and I have to use Linux in a text based fashion. My question is simple, how can I fix it? I have literally no clue how to use Linux yet so please be descriptive.
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Well i just had they same problem did u take a back up of the Xorg or Xserver at all
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What? lol this happened during the install if that helps, all I need to know is how do I set the resolution to the correct 1280x1024, like what command do I use.
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ok try this u may need to set a super user tho if this does not work ok.

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sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf > /var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum'
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
this will run the script for ur REZ again make sure you pic the 1 you want hit the space bar to select it
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post #5 of 30
See my post in your first thread. It happened to me when I first installed also.

ctrl alt +, ctrl alt - , should change the resolutions. That is if it recognized the monitor.

Then once you can see, it should be fairly easy to change the resolution back to the proper one.
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I double checked and it is actually Ctrl ALT + or -. Sorry for the confusion.
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I dont think its detecting my monitor, I searched another forum and found that command to reconfigure xserver-xorg and I ran it twice now and both times directly after I attempted to restart the GDM by using sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart and both times it failed just like before, I read the error thing and it said something to the effect of monitor not detected! lmao, how can I fix that?
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post #8 of 30
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rippon I checked the other thread and I tried everything you said and nothing works, also CTRL ALT + or - doesnt do anything, and if I use the ones near the num pad it just types in - or + LMAO, also I think I said this but I have no graphical display on my screen at the moment, just a black screen with white text A LA MS DOS but when Ubuntu is booting up I can see the orange Ubuntu logo just fine so I think my hardware is fine, might it be the drivers? How do I update the drivers? I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 x86_64 edition if that helps you any....since this Linux install is all alone on this drive there probably arent any drivers installed and I doubt Linux would support my 7900GTX since it came out after this version of Ubuntu was released.
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Okay, I tried to enter
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wget download.nvidia.com/xfree86/Linux-x86_64-1.0-8756-pkg2.run
and I get "HTTP request sent, awaiting response..." and thats it, does that mean its downloading the file or what? Please help me lol.
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Originally Posted by Remonster
I dont think its detecting my monitor, I searched another forum and found that command to reconfigure xserver-xorg and I ran it twice now and both times directly after I attempted to restart the GDM by using sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart and both times it failed just like before, I read the error thing and it said something to the effect of monitor not detected! lmao, how can I fix that?
Well, when I installed it mis detected my monitor as another samsung monitor. So it didn't work. I figured out that at the install, when you configure the monitor, you can select something the the effect of 'Generic CRT __enter max resolution here ___' Same for LCD also. I dont know how to do this from command line though.

And the CTRL ALT +- is for fast switching the resolution while X is already running. Type xinit and see if you can get X to start, then if it say something like "monitor out of range" on your screen try the ctrl alt - trick.
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